The inaugural STRADA CORSA HOUSTON race festival will be hosted at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston May 4-6, 2018.
Speed freaks of all ages will be treated to 400 historic road racing cars divided into 8 race groups, battling for the “win” over a 3.4 mile road course on Johnson Space Center‘s main campus. Featured races will include The American Challenge: Chevy vs. Ford/Cobra, as well as The Brexit Challenge: Great Britain vs. Europe. Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing will be the host organization, and all cars will be prepared to 1972 SCCA specs.
For 2018, STRADA CORSA HOUSTON has invited several road race legends and historians to serve as Grand Marshals, including:
- Price Cobb – Winner of the 1990 LeMans race in the Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-12. Three time Porsche Cup USA champion, as well as winner of the World Porsche Cup.
- Davy Jones – Winner of the 1990 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1996 24 Hours of LeMans. Well-known driver competing in CART, IndyCar and IMSA series.
- Burt Levy – Novelist best known for his iconic series of “The Last Open Road” books. An SCCA and vintage racer for 50 years, he is well-versed in motorsports history.
Overall, it is anticipated that 30,000 – 35,000 spectators will be present over the three-day period, where they will be treated to numerous vintage automotive and aerospace displays. While celebrating the early years of space flight, Space Center Houston will showcase the Orion Mars Project. In addition, spectators may view Mission Control, the Space Shuttle, the Saturn 5 rocket booster and other historic vehicles.
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